ARC & Africa CDC team on parametric outbreak & epidemic insurance

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) has teamed up with the Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) to further its work on a parametric index to support outbreak and epidemic insurance and risk transfer at the sovereign level. ARC has been working on developing an outbreak and epidemic risk transfer offering read the full article →

Marsh, Munich Re & Metabiota launch parametric pandemic insurance

Global broker and risk consultancy Marsh has launched PathogenRX, an insurance product designed to protect businesses against pandemic risks such as the outbreak of infectious diseases, that utilises a parametric trigger provided by epidemic risk modeling specialists Metabiota and capacity from reinsurance giant Munich Re. The impact of infectious disease outbreaks read the full article →

ARC and Metabiota begin parametric outbreak & epidemic insurance pilot

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a parametric sovereign disaster risk insurer for African nations, has begun a pilot with the help of San Francisco based Metabiota to roll-out parametric insurance cover against disease outbreaks and epidemics. The new parametric outbreak & epidemic insurance product has been coming for some time, as ARC read the full article →

Parametric outbreak & epidemic insurance launched by ARC

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), the provider of parametric sovereign disaster risk insurance and other support to African nations, has launched a new insurance product designed to cover disease outbreaks and epidemics. The outbreak and epidemic parametric insurance product has been designed to deliver rapid payouts and targeted funds for detected read the full article →

Metabiota launches epidemic risk modeling platform & index

San Francisco based Metabiota, a company focused on risk analytics for epidemics, has launched its first commercial risk modelling platform and a preparedness index to help insurance or reinsurance firms and ILS funds or investors understand and underwrite epidemic risk. In announcing the launch today Metabiota said that it has signed read the full article →

World Bank calls for pandemic facility expansion to include private BI cover

The World Bank has called for the ongoing development of its Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), to incentivise greater investment in preparedness, and take advantage of the opportunity to deliver business interruption (BI) cover for the private sector as it works towards PEF-2. The World Bank launched the PEF in 2016 read the full article →

World Bank hopes for pandemic risk transaction this year

The World Bank is working hard on its initiative that it terms the “first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk”, the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) and hopes to see a transaction come to market this year. Speaking at the SIFMA Insurance and Risk-linked Securities (IRLS) 2017 conference yesterday, World Bank representative read the full article →

Capital markets role in pandemic risk transfer to expand

By the end of 2016, ILS and alternative reinsurance capital rose to a record estimated $78 billion, but this growing pool of capital needs to find opportunities to be put to work in insurance and reinsurance risks and one area of opportunity could be in providing pandemic coverage. Capital markets-based risk read the full article →

AIR selected for World Bank pandemic facility, enhances risk model

International catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide has been selected by the World Bank to model the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), and has also announced substantial enhancements to its Global Pandemic Model. After announcing the establishment of the PEF, the world’s first-ever insurance market for pandemic risks, earlier this year, read the full article →

Pandemic frequency & severity expected to increase: Survey

A survey by Munich Re U.S. Life, a division of global reinsurer Munich Re, reveals that most life insurers expect the frequency and severity of pandemics to increase over the next decade, an area where reinsurance and capital markets’ solutions and capital can play an important role. Of the 100 plus read the full article →